Isn't it time for the guitar to become the prime means of control for synthesizers instead of the keyboard?
When it comes to music software, there are now several payment models for acquiring it...
Just as music and technology have been converging, so have studios and the tech industry.
To get a job in the media you need to do a job. Specifically, you need to write a pitch that will blow the doors off.
Do the tools we use define the music we make?
Christine And The Queens • Radiohead • Rick Astley • Classic Mix: T’Pau ‘China In Your Hand’ (1987)
Replies from the editorial team to more of your valued feedback.
Last month's column aroused plenty of response so Paul continues his thoughts on whether guitars or keyboards are best-suited to being 'controllers'.
Soon all software could be FREE — like it or not...
Is it time to burn a few musical bridges, experiment with a more Eno-esque approach, and turn off the click track?
Persistence is a virtue every composer needs, but you can take it too far.
As recording live shows gets cheaper and easier, the line between live-sound engineer and producer blurs.
There are two commodities that, if we don’t get in check, will massively affect the quality of recorded music: space and skills.
More analysis of tracks from: Drake • The Steeldrivers • Fifth Harmony • Classic Mix: Prince & The New Power Generation ‘Sexy MF’ (1992)
Listen online to the tracks whilst reading what music industry professionals think of the latest collection of SOS reader recordings.
Is there a correlation between pottery and soft synths?
More thoughts on the state of the record industry and landing a job in a studio...
SOS has been reviewing modular systems since the 1990s, but this month seems like the right time to embark on a regular column covering this ever-expanding, highly popular sector.
How can we expect people to value music when we don’t keep track of who owns it?
Sometimes a make-or-break opportunity can make you and break you...
The process for royalty collection is laborious, complex, and at times hostile to the artist. We need a royalty revolution!
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